Friday, September 26, 2008

Garnett in Boston, Motta in New York

Two quick notices on where you can catch gallery artists today.

Joy Garnett will be talking today at the Boston University Art Gallery about how how archives and the Internet are involved in her work. The talk coincides with BU's current Exhibition, Atomic Afterimage: Cold War Imagery in Contemporary Art. If you're in Boston, stop in and say hi to Joy:
Joy Garnett, September 26, at 4 p.m. at the gallery.

Atomic Afterimage
Through November 2 in the Boston University Art Gallery
Located at the Stone Gallery in the College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Mass.

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And in New York, Carlos Motta, recipient of Art in General's New Commissions Program, debuts the massive Internet archive of his project "
The Good Life" (also exhibited at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art earlier this year).

Carlos Motta
The Good Life
September 26, 2008
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Art in General
79 Walker Street
New York NY 10013

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12 Comments:

Blogger Donna Dodson said...

Thanks for the heads up, Ed! I'll try to make it over to hear Joy Garnett in Boston this afternoon.

9/26/2008 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Pretty Lady said...

Joy, if that's your painting up top, it is gorgeous. How much is it selling for? Would you consider a trade?

9/26/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

uh...hello!!! Art dealer trying to pay the bills around this place...right here!!!

At least have the heart to organize trades via back channel communications! ;-)

9/26/2008 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Pretty Lady said...

Oh, I know that Joy would never take me up on it. It's just my way of offering a very sincere compliment; making the comment in public is likely to push her prices up, and benefit you, the dealer. I'm surprised you don't know these things!

9/26/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

'm surprised you don't know these things!

My knowledge of those very things was contained in the emoticon.

Thanks for the compliment!

9/26/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Dodson said...

Joy gave a great talk- I saw her last show at Winkleman Gallery but it really helped to hear her talk about what she does, how she does it and why. Her work was compared to Gerhard Richter. My favorite comment was something to the effect of after she got her masters, she started to begin to learn about art. And I liked learning that she paints in one session, like Francis Bacon- no going back into things the next day. The piece Ed has posted at the top of his blog was my favorite in the show. She had a great crowd for a rainy afternoon during rush hour in Boston.

9/26/2008 08:20:00 PM  
Blogger cralbert said...

Carlos Motta is also represented in "The Greenroom" at the Hessel Museum at Bard College.

9/26/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger the reader said...

Great to see the internet archive of "the good life". The form really makes sense for this piece. Having both an archive and the means to contribute to questions that Carlos raises means that "the good life" can function as an important forum in the discussion around US interventions and democracy in Latin America. This work is made all the richer by providing access to its materials.

However given the importance of access to this information (particularly for the citizens of latin america) it would be nice if there was a lower res version that would run a little more smoothly on slower connections. (I'm in Mexico at the moment and I'm having trouble viewing the videos over an ADSL 1 connection).

9/27/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Thanks for the feedback on that, the reader. I know Carlos will take that into consideration.

I too think the archive is a well-conceived means of presenting and expanding on the project.

9/27/2008 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Cedric Caspe said...

I'm beginning to notice that a
portion of Edward's artists are deep into politics.

This projects reminds me of the work of Muntadas, one of the most political artist I can imagine.


Cheers,

Cedric C

9/27/2008 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I'm beginning to notice that a
portion of Edward's artists are deep into politics.


Most of the them actually...not all, but most. The others are into gossip and tough love, but not necessarily in that order. ;-)

9/27/2008 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

OK, so I just counted...not most...not even half...just seems that way lately.

9/27/2008 04:56:00 PM  

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